Volcano Bay

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Krakatau Aqua Coaster is an excellent roller coaster in The Volcano and one of the best attractions at Volcano Bay.

See all photos | Submit Photo

An linear induction motor aqua coaster, Krakatau Aqua Coaster sends up to four riders at a time up and down in a "canoe" ride vehicle through the Krakatau volcano.

Universal Orlando tickets Buy Tickets: For discount tickets to Universal Orlando's theme parks, visit our officially authorized Universal Orlando tickets page.

Reviews of Krakatau Aqua Coaster

How do you rate this?
A "best in the park" must-do
Not a must-do, but also recommended
Something if you have the time
Skip it

Register and log in to submit a written review, as well as a rating.

It was just "OK" for me. It's a nice change from the tube slides and body slides at Volcano Bay, but in terms of being a high thrill "coaster" experience, it's definitely over-rated, and in no way deserved TPI's "Best New Coaster" rating in it's opening season. The best part of this attraction is that you don't have to walk up dozens of stairs to reach the load platform. I can appreciate the technology used to make the ride work, but the motions were extremely repetetive. The ride is a sequence of back and forths with LSMs powering the boats up a hill, splashing through a 180-degree turn, and then going down a dry hill, only to be powered up to the next level. I never got a zero-g like feeling like I get on even the smallest coasters, and I felt that there wasn't really much happening in the turns (just a few sprayers). With Tapu Tapu, you don't have to wait in an actual line, but after hitting this the second it opened for the day (opened about 2 hours after the park opened for some reason), I didn't feel the need or desire to ride it again as the wait times went from 30 minutes to over 2 hours near the end of the day. Unlike when the park initially opened, guests can no longer reserve a spot in line and still make other virtual line reservations, so tapping into this will lock you out from all other slides that are not "Ride Now".

It's certainly worth trying once for the novelty factory, but I think Crush and Gusher is actually better, even though it doesn't use LSMs to power up the hills (uses sheets of water).



Top Attendance

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Disneyland
  3. Tokyo Disneyland
  4. Tokyo DisneySea
  5. Universal Studios Japan
  6. Disney's Animal Kingdom
  7. Epcot
  8. Shanghai Disneyland
  9. Disney's Hollywood Studios
  10. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
  11. Universal Studios Florida
  12. Disney California Adventure
  13. Disneyland Paris
  14. Islands of Adventure
  15. Universal Studios Hollywood
  16. Hong Kong Disneyland
  17. Lotte World
  18. Nagashima Spa Land
  19. Everland
  20. Ocean Park
  21. Europa Park
  22. Efteling
  23. Walt Disney Studios Paris
  24. Tivoli Gardens
  25. Chimelong Paradise